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A Universal SSL solution

Universal Audio has launched its long-awaited SSL Channel Strip and Compressor UAD-2 plug-ins for Mac and PC

Award winning audio hardware and plug-in manufacturer Universal Audio (UA) has launched its Solid State Logic-authenticated SSL E Series Channel Strip and G Series Bus Compressor powered plug-ins for the UAD-2 platform. The E Series Channel Strip is the result of some clever circuit emulation of the SSL 4000 console, and features the Type E four-band EQ, plus am independent expander/gate and compressor/limiter. To complement the Channel Strip, UA has worked closely with SSL to emulate the centre section of the SSL 4000 console’s dynamics. This has culminated in the G Series Bus Compressor, which features the same characteristics as the hardware version. “These are the SSL plug-ins we always wanted to build,” says Matt Ward, UA’s president. “We love working directly with our plug-in partners, as there are always little tips, tricks and stories behind the development of the classic products we emulate.” Ward says SSL’s help has been essential in developing the most accurate and flexible emulations; and SSL’s managing director Antony David returned the compliment. “With a little help from our guys, UA have gone to a lot of trouble to get the E Series Channel processors and G Series Stereo Bus Compressor just right,” says David. “UA’s respect for authenticity is the sound basis on which this new relationship is founded.” Both products are available for purchase via UA’s online store.